Tag: And The Bride Wore White

Pure or Boy Crazy: which direction are you headed?

So you know when someone comes to you and asks you something and says, “I’m asking for a ‘FRIEND’…” Well, today I have a question like that for you. How many of your “girlfriends” are on the boy-crazy train? I’m talking about the kind of college girl who tries guys on like a pair of

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What If I’ve Messed Up Sexually?

There’s a saying that goes like this: “every great love story ends in tragedy.” Consider Romeo and Juliet. They throw caution to the wind to be together and make easy, heart-defining choices to have secret moments of bliss against their family’s wishes. In the end, they commit suicide because their relationship is opposed. It’s an

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Ten Things I Did Not Plan (By Chanel Murray)

No one plans to get pregnant in high school. But some do. Maybe you are finding yourself there right now. My guest blogger Chanel Murray chose life in so many ways. I’ve witnessed the tears and even some shame, but what I will remember most is seeing God’s grace rush in as his Church surrounded her

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Should We Stop Using The Word “Purity”?

Recently I opened my blog to moderate comments on a post titled “Was Mary A Virgin?” Suddenly, I was being accused of “slut-shaming” for using the word virgin. What!? It was the VIRGIN Mary who I was writing about! The comments—including “This is slut shaming… Wrapped up in a pretty package” and “Such dialogue and scrutiny over a woman’s virginity (aka ‘purity’) only

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Free Online Purity Curriculum Available Now!

Roughly forty six percent of high school students will engage in sexual intercourse before they graduate.[i] There is almost no difference in the percentage of students inside the church and those outside the church. Shouldn’t there be? This risky behavior is compounded by the fact that starting to have sex early equals a lot of sexual

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How Fatherlessness Impacts Your Quest For Purity

Divorce. Death. Workaholism. His woundedness. Even some of the most godly dads can inadvertantly be busied beyond reason in their service for God, leaving their daughter’s heart lonely. What’s taken your dad away from you? I can’t imagine the hurt, but I’ve cried through a story or two and had a front row seat to

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Ten Reasons Every Mom Must Talk To Her Daughter About Sex

One of the most critical on-going conversations mothers can have with their daughters is on the topic of sexuality. My head spins with all the risk and hope that teeters on the existence of such a dialogue. Let me share the best news first: the number one risk-reducer for your daughter is parent/child connection. What you

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7 Secrets To Purity For Every Teen Girl

I said goodbye to my virginity when I was fifteen. How old were you? If you had it to do over again, would you wait? I would. I knew none of the physical consequences of choosing to have sex early, but I was depressed. I felt like I’d given something precious away and could never

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Big Announcement: And The Bride Wore White Video Curriculum

I am excited to announce that we’re heading into the studios to tape an all-new video curriculum for my best-selling book: And the Bride Wore White. And I have a few spots left in the studio audience. After nearly fifteen years, reviewers continue to rave about it. But the greatest proof of its effect is in the lives

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